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Govt constitutes UT & District Level committee for implementation of FPO scheme
11/25/2020 10:07:00 PM
Early Times Report
JAMMU, Nov 25: The Jammu and Kashmir government constituted Union Territory Level Consultative Committee and District Level Monitoring Committees for each district for implementation of Formation and Promotion of 10,000 Farmer Producer Organization (FPOs) Scheme in J&K.
In an order issued by General Administration Department, which reads, "Sanction is hereby accorded to the constitution of UT Level Consultative Committee and District Level Monitoring Committees for each district for implementation of "Formation and Promotion of 10,000 Farmer Producer Organization (FPOs) Scheme" in the Union territory of Jammu & Kashmir".
The committee will have Union Territory Level Consultative Committee and District Level Monitoring Committee (for each District). The Union Territory Level consultative committee will have Administrative Secretary/Agriculture Production & Farmer's Welfare Department and will have 16 members from Jammu and Kashmir.
As per the order, "The Committee shall coordinate with respective U Government Departments to facilitate FWs in getting the license/registration for inputs, shops/spaces in the mandis and also availing the assistance for development of various infrastructures relating to production and postproduction activities. The Committee shall also ensure that FPOs are associated/involved in all the farmers centric schemes of the Government to the extent feasible".
It shall facilitate in making available land at appropriate place(s) for development of common facility centre and also custom hiring centre. It will also strategize and prioritize for linking of Common Facility Centre (CFC) with e-NAM or with any other trading platform. It shall regularly monitor and review the progress of FPO development and functioning by holding meetings.
The committee shall work out a strategy for all stakeholders including the Implementing Agencies (SFAC, NABARD and NCDC), institution engaged in formation and promotion of FWs and l.W Government machinery engaged in agricultural and rural development to work synergistically to achieve the objective.
Further it shall identify the constraints in implementation of scheme and communicate to DAC&FW and N-PMAFSC for taking the appropriate policy decision(s), if so required. It shall direct respective UT Government Departments to help in identification of produce clusters for recommendation to NPMAFSC and assist in mobilization of farmer to form the FPOs. Also, it shall formulate an effective extension mechanism to be undertaken through existing State extension machinery down the line.
While as District Level Monitoring Committee for each district will have concerned Deputy Commissioners as Chairperson and will have 14 members from different departments.
The Committee shall closely monitor and review the progress of FPO development and functioning by holding its regular meetings. It shall suggest the potential produce clusters in the district (where FPOs can be formed & promoted) to N-PMAFSC and also assist the Implementing Agencies, CBBOs and other stakeholders in identification of cluster(s) and activities along with mobilizing farmers.
The committee shall resolve the financial constraints of FPOs through District Level Bankers Committee and provide feedback to N-PMAFSC. It shall identify the constraints in implementation of scheme at the ground level and communicate the same to UT Level Consultative Committee for further taking up the matter with DAC&W and N-PMAFSC for appropriate policy decision(s). Any other matter so decided by the committee in the interest of the scheme and farmers.
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